Okay. Haven’t done a lot of “fun” writing in a long time. Just some fits and starts. Finally went back to college to finish it, and I did. A total of 153 college hours in four years. Yes, a little over five years of college, some semesters with seven classes, every summer semester with five. Thus, most my writing was at the behest of pleasing stuffy professors with no patience for a student’s “voice” in stuffy explications.
Of course, my voice still came through. Even when I edited out the most obvious personal comments, I made each work reflect my own view, and not something someone else already decided.
I worked at getting published for a few years, but then a terrible divorce – 12 years out of my life and still going – put me off-track, along with the college gig as well.
I wrote what is considered “crime” fiction, mostly. But my real dream when I started was to publish a best-seller in every genre. Then I got distracted writing screenplays. Almost sold one, the fear of the success the only thing that doomed that.
And the divorce.
But like Paul Newman said in an underrated sequel to “The Hustler”, “The Color of Money” – “I’m back, baby.”
I’ll be posting comment now and then, and perhaps some shorts I’ve written as well. I plan on self-publishing some novels I finished, after some editing and a fresh and more critical perspective courtesy of having a BAS.